Build your own safer home


The Desert Moon House is a passive-solar designed, low-chem, low-EMF house built entirely on DC-electric and powered by propane and the sun.


Re|shelter’s Safer Housing Listings
Land for Sale

completed projects
Hemenway House
Building an MCS House photo tour
LA Times Health Feature 7.24.09
LA Times Photo Essay 7.24.09

Cozy House in the Mountains

Daisy O’s Tiny Home

Desert Moon House
Initial planning
Working with contractors
Design of a healthy house
Low-EMF wiring

Lagoon Point House
Interview with the client
Tour of the home
Universal principles for building healthy homes

Leslie’s Safe House Project page 2

MCS Hybrid Homestead in the High Desert

Vardo for Two

Research House for the Environmentally Hypersensitive

Safe in a Secluded Valley

The Sawmill House
An Efficient and Healthy House in the Rocky Mountains
Lessons Learned

guidance
A guide to building a chemical-free, mould-free house

General Instructions for making a “Safe Room”

IEQ Indoor Environmental Quality Project Report on providing safer indoor air environments, created with much input from MCS housing activists Mary Lamielle (National Center for Environmental Health Strategies), Ann McCampbell, MD (Multiple Chemical Sensitivities Task Force of New Mexico), Susan Molloy (National Coalition for the Chemically Injured), and Toni Temple (Ohio Network for the Chemically Injured).
Operations and Maintenance
Designated Cleaner Air Rooms
Design and Construction
Building Products and Materials

Planet Thrive’s Safer Housing Issues Discussion and Safer Housing Group Where members share about chemical free renovations, safer building materials, and non-toxic construction projects.

Safer Construction Tips for the Environmentally Sensitive

Safer Housing articles at EI Wellspring

Tiny Homes—An Alternative for People with Chemical Sensitivities

Understanding & Accommodating People with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity in Independent Living
Current housing conditions for those with MCS
How does one create a safe living space?
How to help

consultants
Safer Remodel

Taylor Design Healthy Homes

tiny house consultants
Vardo for Two
Mokihana and Pete completed their own Vardo for Two and are considering the ways in which they can work with you to build your very own. Contact them through their blog to start the discussion.

Leslie’s Safe House Project page 2
Inspired by tiny Tumbleweed Houses, Leslie is building her own non-toxic tiny house on wheels. Her vision: “to buy land in one or more places, and have communities of MCS people living there in these little movable homes.” If this interests you, let her know via her blog. If there is enough demand, she will put together a business plan for producing these tiny homes for others.

related illnesses
alzheimer’s disease
At Home with Alzheimer’s Disease

autism spectrum disorder
Housing options for people with learning disabilities

chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis
Emergency Services For Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patients: Where To Go When You Need Help

A National Assessment of the Service, Support, and Housing Preferences by Persons with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

A Place for ME

Providing Shelter for People with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Fibromyalgia

Solving the Unmet Problems of Daily Living and Housing for People with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

non-mcs/green
Green Building Recommendations

top photo: The Desert Moon House is a passive-solar designed, low-chem, low-EMF house built entirely on DC-electric and powered by propane and the sun.

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